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IISc Bangalore PG and PhD Admission 2024

 

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore announces Admission to PG and PhD Program 2024, Apply Now

 

IISc Bangalore PG /PhD Admission 2024 – Applications are invited from eligible applicants for admissions to regular (1) Research Programmes [Ph D / M Tech (Research)] (2) Course Programmes in Engineering [M Tech/M Des/M Mgt], (3) Course Programmes in Science [M Sc in Life Sciences; and M Sc in Chemical Sciences], (4) Integrated Ph D Programmes, and (5) External Registration Programme [Ph D/M Tech (Research)] for the academic session 2024-25

 

IISc Bangalore PG and PhD Admission 2024

 

Programme Offered

 

Research Program  [Ph D/M Tech (Research)

  • Ph D in Science Faculty*: Astronomy & Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Ecological Sciences, High Energy Physics, Inorganic & Physical Chemistry, Materials Research, Mathematics, Microbiology & Cell Biology, Molecular Biophysics, Developmental Biology and Genetics, Neurosciences, Organic Chemistry, Physics, and Solid State & Structural Chemistry, Instrumentation and Applied Physics (PhD & M Tech(Research))
  • M. Tech (Research) and Ph D in Engineering Faculty: Aerospace Engineering, Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Automation, Earth Sciences, Electrical Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Systems Engineering, Management Studies (Ph.D only), Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nano Science and Engineering (Ph.D only), Design & Manufacturing, Sustainable Technologies, and Computational & Data Sciences.
  • Ph.D in Interdisciplinary areas*: Bioengineering (offered by Department of Bioengineering), Energy (offered by Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research) ( PhD & M Tech(Research)), Mathematical Sciences (offered by IISc Mathematics Initiative), Water Research (offered by Interdisciplinary Centre for Water Research), Cyber Physical Systems (offered by Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems) ( PhD & M Tech(Research)), Climate Change (offered by Divecha Centre for Climate Change), Brain, Computation and Data Science (formerly known as “Brain and Artificial Intelligence”).
  • *M.Tech (Res) is also offered by certain Science Faculty Departments and Interdisciplinary areas; details mentioned on the IISc website. 

 

External Registration Program [Ph.D/M.Tech (Research)]

  • This programme is meant for:

(1) professionals from R&D Organizations / Industries and

(2) Faculty members from Engineering, Agricultural, Pharmaceutical, Veterinary, Medical Colleges/ Universities, recognized by the appropriate government agencies. 

 

Course Programs in Engineering [M Tech/M Des/ M Mgt]

    • Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Civil Engineering, Materials Engineering, Sustainable Technologies 
    • Bioengineering, Earth and Climate Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electronic Product Design, Electronic Systems Engineering, Instrumentation Systems, Mechanical Engineering, Microelectronics and VLSI Design, Mobility Engineering, Quantum Technology, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Semiconductor Technology, Signal Processing, Smart Manufacturing
    • Artificial Intelligence, Chemical Engineering
    • Computational & Data Sciences 

 

Course Programs in Science [M Sc]

  • Life Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences 

 

Integrated Ph.D Programs 

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences 
  • Mathematical Sciences 
  • Physical Sciences

 

Important Dates

 

PG/Research Programs

  • Last date for online submission of online applications for Regular & ERP programmes (website closes at 23:59 hours) : March 22, 2024
  • Last date for online submission of online applications for M Tech/ M Des Sponsored programme (website closes at 23:59 hours) : April 12, 2024
  1. Engg. / M. Tech (through CFTI)/ Joint M. Tech Programs
  • Website opens for online submission of applications : March 20, 2024
  • Last date for online submission of applications (website closes at 23:59 hours) : April 29, 2024

M Tech/M Des/M Mgt interview/ written test schedule

  • M Tech/ M Des programmes (regular) – aptitude test/interview : April 15-19, 2024
  • M Mgt programme (Group discussion and interview) : April 15-19, 2024
  • M Sc-Life Sciences- interview : April 15-17, 2024

Research interview schedule

  • Interdisciplinary programmes : May 10 – 11, 2024
  • Research programmes/ERP :  May 13 – 17, 2024
  • Integrated Ph D programmes :  May 20-22, 2024

Sponsored M Tech/M Des interview schedule

  • M Tech programme (sponsored from ISRO, NAL, etc) : June 03-04, 2024
  • M Tech programme (sponsored from GOK/GOI (DRIP, ACIWRM)/KSRTC/BMTC/BDA/PWD) : June 03-04, 2024
  • M Tech programme (sponsored from Defence & DRDO) : June 05-06, 2024
  • M. Engg. / M. Tech (through CFTI)/ Joint M. Tech interview/ written test schedule
  • M. Engg Programme : June 10-13, 2024
  • M. Tech (through CFTI) Programme : June 10-13, 2024
  • Joint M. Tech Programme  : June 10-13, 2024

Date of Reporting at IISc (tentative dates)

  • M Tech/ M Des/ M Mgt/ MSc (Regular) : July 22-24, 2024
  • M. Engg. / M. Tech (through CFTI)/ Joint M. Tech : July 24, 2024
  • Research programmes (PhD & M Tech(Res)),Integrated PhD, Sponsored M Tech/ M Des, ERP and QIP programmes: July 25-26, 2024
  • Commencement of Classes : August 01, 2024

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

Research Programs [Ph D/M Tech (Research)]

    • Applicants possessing a minimum of second class or equivalent in the following degrees as applicable to the individual departments / areas are eligible to apply: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology/ 4- year Bachelor of Science – Qualifying in national entrance tests (Mode of entry) : Valid GATE score / NET JRF* is mandatory
    • Master’s degree in Science / Master’s degree in Economics, Geography, Psychology, Management, Commerce, Operations Research, Computer Science/ Application– Qualifying in national entrance tests (Mode of entry) : Valid GATE score / NET JRF is mandatory
  • Master’s degree in Engineering / Technology / Architecture/ Agriculture / Pharmacy / Veterinary Sciences – Qualifying in national entrance tests (Mode of entry) : Desirable to have a valid GATE score / NET JRF/GPAT.
  • MS/MBA (post BE/B Tech/M Sc) – (applicable for the department of Management Studies / Ecological Sciences) – Qualifying in national entrance tests (Mode of entry) :  Desirable to have a valid GATE score / NET JRF.
  • Graduates of any course with a minimum duration of FOUR years, from any Centrally Funded Technical Institution (including IIITs in PPP mode) with a minimum CGPA of 8 out of 10 or its equivalent – Qualifying in national entrance tests (Mode of entry) : Desirable to have valid GATE score / NET JRF.
  • MBBS/ MD/ MDS /Pharm D – Qualifying in national entrance tests (Mode of entry) : Desirable to have valid GATE score/NET JRF.
  • B Pharm – Qualifying in national entrance tests (Mode of entry) : Valid GPAT score/ NET JRF
  • BE/ B.Tech. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MoE/UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institutions of Engineers). Note: Candidates enrolled upto 31.05.2013 with professional societies (e.g AMIE) recognized by MoE are only eligible to apply. Qualifying in national entrance tests (Mode of entry) :  Valid GATE score/NET JRF is mandatory
  • Master’s degree in Life Sciences/ Chemical Sciences from IISc with a minimum CGPA of 8.5 or equivalent (for PhD only) Qualifying in national entrance tests (Mode of entry) : Valid GATE score/NET JRF is mandatory (no minimum cutoff) 

Notes

  • 1.The GATE/GPAT/NET JRF/other National entrance test passing certificate/scorecard should be valid as on 01 August 2024. 
  • 2. *NET JRF includes – Joint CSIR-UGC NET for JRF; UGC-NET for JRF; DBT JRF; ICMR JRF; JEST; NBHM Research Award; INSPIRE. Applicants must be qualified for Junior Research fellowship (JRF) to be eligible to apply through NET JRF mode.
  • 3. Applicants applying through INSPIRE mode must be in possession of a valid provisional INSPIRE offer for consideration of their application at level II of the selection, issued by DST at the time of interview).
  • 4. Applicants who have qualified in Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences-2024 (JGEEBILS) are also eligible to apply. 

 

External Registration Program [Ph.D/M.Tech (Research)] 

  • The educational qualifications remain the same as for the regular candidates. Qualifying in one of the national entrance tests like CSIR-UGC NET for JRF, UGC-NET for JRF, DBT JRF, ICMR JRF, GATE, NBHM is desirable but not mandatory. Further, the candidate should have completed two years of full-time employment in the current organization after completion of degree. The candidates must be officially sponsored by their employing organizations and compulsorily fill an online application form and submit the printed version, in duplicate, on or before 29 March 2024. For the detailed eligibility criteria, please visit IISc website. 

 

Course Programs in Engineering [M Tech/M Des/ M Mgt] 

  • Applicants possessing a minimum of Second Class or equivalent in a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field of Engineering/ Technology or *B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MoE/UPSC/AICTE(e.g AMIE by Institutions of Engineers). or Master’s degree in Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics, Geology, Instrumentation, Electronics, Computer Applications as applicable to individual departments/ programmes with a valid GATE 2022/ 2023/ 2024 score are eligible to apply.
  • Note: *Candidates enrolled up to 31.05.2013 with professional societies (e.g AMIE) recognized by MoE/UPSC/AICTE are only eligible to apply.
  • M Tech programmes schedule for written test/ interview will be given on the IISc website www.iisc.ac.in/admissions under ‘Important Dates’.
  • Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) provides a common platform for the candidate to make the most preferred choice for an admission into M.Tech Programmes through GATE in participating institutions (IISc & IITs). Admission offers for M Tech programmes of IISc for all the above disciplines and also for M.Des. (through GATE) will be made on COAP. Candidates will have to register on COAP and must update the COAP registration number on Applicant’s Interface. Please visit the COAP 2024 website to register as per the instructions given therein. 
  • Sponsored candidates from Defence, BARC, DRDO, ISRO, NAL, NTRO, KSRTC, BMTC, BDA, PWD, CPRI, ACIWRM: Water Resource Dept (WRD) GoK, Ministry of Water Research (MOWR) and Central water Commission (CWC) under DRIP Project, applying for a course programme under the sponsored category must compulsorily fill an online application form and submit the printed version, in duplicate, on or before 29 March 2024.
  • Master of Design (M Des) programme offered by the Department of Design and Manufacturing : Applicants possessing a minimum of second class in Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology/ Design/ Architecture with valid GATE-2022/2023/2024 or CEED 2024 score as on 01 August 2024 are eligible to apply.
  • Master of Management (M Mgt) offered by the Department of Management Studies : Applicants possessing a minimum of first class or equivalent in Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology or equivalent with a valid GATE-2022/ 2023/2024 or CAT 2023 or GMAT scores as on 01 August 2024 are eligible to apply.

 

Course Programs in Science [M Sc] 

  • (1) Life Sciences : A minimum of first class or equivalent in Bachelor’s or an equivalent degree in Physical, Chemical or Biological Sciences (including Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Veterinary Sciences and Agricultural Sciences) OR
  • Qualifying examination : JAM in Biotechnology (BT) or Chemistry (CY) or Mathematics (MA) or Physics (PH) paper
  • A minimum of first class or equivalent in BE/B Tech degree.
  • Qualifying examination : GATE in Biotechnology (BT), Biomedical Engineering (BM), Electronics Communication Engineering (EC), Ecology (EY), Mathematics (MA), Physics (PH), Life Sciences (XL) Paper
  • (2) Chemical Sciences : A minimum of first class in B.Sc. or an equivalent degree with Chemistry as one of the main subjects with Mathematics at the PUC or Plus 2 level.
  • Qualifying examination : JAM 2024 in Chemistry (CY) Paper 

 

Integrated Ph.D Programs

  • Biological Sciences : A minimum of first class or equivalent in Bachelor’s or an equivalent degree in Physical, Chemical or Biological Sciences (including Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Veterinary Sciences and Agricultural Sciences) or A minimum of first class or equivalent in BE/B Tech degree.
  • Qualifying examination : JAM in Biotechnology (BT) or Chemistry (CY) or Mathematics (MA) or Physics (PH)
  • Chemical Sciences : A minimum of first class in B.Sc. or an equivalent degree with Chemistry as one of the main subjects with Mathematics at the PUC or Plus 2 level. 
  • Qualifying examination : JAM in Chemistry (CY) or Physics (PH)
  • Mathematical Sciences : A minimum of first class or equivalent in B Sc or equivalent degree with Mathematics as one of the subjects or BE/BTech or equivalent degree.
  • Qualifying examination : JAM in Mathematics (MA) or Mathematical Statistics (MS)
  • Physical Sciences : A minimum of first class or equivalent in B.Sc. or an equivalent degree with Physics as one of the main subjects or BE/B Tech or equivalent in any discipline.
  • Qualifying examination : JAM i n Physics (PH) or JEST 

 

Application Process

 

  • Candidates can apply online application through official website visit at
  • The candidates must carefully fill and submit the online application form.

 

Application Fee

 

  • General / OBC / EWS (economically weaker section) : Rs. 800/-
  • SC / ST / PwD (person with disability) : Rs. 400/-
  • ERP candidates (all categories) : Rs. 2000/-
  • Sponsored candidates from organization : Rs. 800/-
  • *The fee is non-refundable; any bank or payment gateway service charges must be borne by the applicant.
  • Payment options: Online payment through net-banking, debit card, credit card, UPI. 

 

Selection Procedure

 

Research Programmes [Ph D/M Tech (Research)]

  • Candidates are shortlisted for an interview based on their performance in the National Entrance Test and/or the qualifying degree. The selection is based on the performance in the interview (in some of the departments, an aptitude test/preliminary interview will precede the interview/Final Interview). 

 

External Registration Program [Ph.D/M.Tech (Research)] 

  • Based on the performance in Interview. 

 

Course Programs in Engineering [M Tech/M Des/ M Mgt] 

  • Master of Design (M Des) programme offered by the Department of Design and Manufacturing : Candidates will be shortlisted for an interview based on the GATE / CEED score as per the schedule given on the IISc website under Important Dates. Selection will be based on 70% GATE / CEED + 30% performance in the interview. The announcement of the results and issue of admission offers for candidates based on GATE score will be through COAP, and for those based on CEED offer letters will be sent directly to the candidates by the Institute.
  • Master of Management (M Mgt) offered by the Department of Management Studies: Candidates will be short-listed for interview based on GATE/CAT/ GMAT scores as per the schedule given on the IISc website under Important Dates. Selection will be based on 15% (GATE / CAT / GMAT scores) + 15% UG performance + 30% Communication skill + 40% performance in interview.

 

Course Programs in Science [M Sc] 

  • Life Sciences – Candidates will be short listed for interview based on their JAM 2024/GATE 2022/ 2023/2024 score, final selection will be based on performance in the interview.
  • Chemical Sciences – Selection will be based on 100% performance in the JAM 2024 in Chemistry (CY) Paper.

 

Integrated Ph.D Programs

  • Candidates will be shortlisted for interview based on their JAM 2024 score for all the four disciplines, and those cleared JEST 2024 for Physical Sciences.

(a) Selection for Chemical Sciences will be based on the performance in the interview;

(b) Selection for Biological, Physical and Mathematical Sciences will be based on combined performance in the qualifying examination and interview. 

For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website

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